This standard contains minimum requirements relating to the organization and deployment of fire suppression operations, emergency medical operations, and special operations to the public by the Fire Department. The requirements address functions and outcomes of fire department emergency service delivery, response capabilities, and resources. This standard also contains minimum requirements for managing resources and systems such as health and safety, incident management, training, communications, and pre-incident planning. This standard addresses the strategic and system issues involving the organization, operation, and deployment of a fire department and does not address tactical operations at a specific emergency incident. This standard does not address fire prevention, community education, fire investigations, support services, personnel management, or budgeting.